I’m kind of in a quandary about whether to blog Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou. I like it a whole lot but not only is it a short, but a comedic one that doesn’t demand a whole lot of analysis. This would be a perfect candidate to do digest posts for, but there’s really no series to pair it with. It is indeed a dilemma.
Still – how can you not love a show that casts Fujiwara Keiji as a tonkatsu-loving DJ named “Oiri (Oily)”? He’s apparently a fast mixer, which means quick cuts between many different tracks. There are also long mix DJs, like the disgustingly popular and successful Yoshiki-san (he’s the CEO of his own app development company as his day job). Meanwhile Oily is so malnourished that he gets fired for drinking the oil straight from the fryer in the konbini he’s working at.
A fry-loving DJ and an aspiring tonkatsu DJ seem like a perfect match, and it also seems that the fast mix style is what speaks to Agetarou’s soul more. Fujiwara is one of what’s going to be a long chain of big name seiyuu playing supporting roles in Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou (when Akitarou Daichi calls, you pick up the phone). I actually kind of enjoy that I’m learning about an art form I know very little about, but the main draw for me here is how successful this show is as entertainment. I’ll certainly keep watching, but as for blogging we’ll just have to wait and see.